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Source: Health Care as a Voting Issue by Political Party – 2002: October 2002

Looking ahead to the November election for US Congress from your district, what issue will be most important to you in deciding who to vote for? (PROBE: Is there another issue that will be almost as important to you?)

 

Total

Democrats

Republicans

Independents

Economy/jobs

17%

24%

16%

15%

Education

14

14

16

14

Taxes

8

4

14

7

Terrorism/War with Iraq

7

6

7

10

Health care/ Medicare

7

8

6

6

No issue

13

9

10

14

Don’t know

23

24

18

26

Now, thinking specifically about health care… What health care issue, if any, will be most important to you in deciding how to vote for US Congress? (PROBE: Is there another health care issue that will be almost as important to you?)

 

Total

Democrats

Republicans

Independents

Prescription Drug Costs

21%

26%

21%

18%

Health Care Costs

18

15

19

20

Expanding Health Insurance Coverage

16

19

15

15

Medicare/Medicaid/Care for the Elderly

13

16

13

12

Patient’s Bill of Rights

2

3

2

1

No issue

14

13

13

16

Don’t know

18

17

14

21

Survey by National Public Radio, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Methodology: Fieldwork conducted by ICR–International Communications Research, October 23-October 27, 2002 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 1,007.

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